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Thursday College Basketball Odds, Picks & Predictions: Big Money Moving North Dakota vs. Southern Illinois Spread

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Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Southern Illinois Salukis head coach Bryan Mullins talks with guards Trent Brown (24) and Lance Jones (5)

  • Big bets are quietly moving the spread for Thursday afternoon's North Dakota vs. Southern Illinois (2 p.m. ET) college basketball matchup.
  • Casual bettors are more likely to focus on Thursday Night Football than afternoon college basketball, yet sharps are finding plenty of North Dakota vs. Southern Illinois betting value.
  • Using our college basketball betting data, learn how the pros are playing this matchup.

College Basketball Odds: North Dakota vs. Southern Illinois

North Dakota Odds +7
Southern Illinois Odds -7
Over/Under 135
Time 2 p.m. ET
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NFL Week 15 gets underway tonight with a fun Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders Thursday Night Football matchup, and with the fantasy football playoffs now underway in all leagues, casual bettors and fantasy players will be singularly-focused on this game.

Sharps, on the other hand, will take in the entire board as a whole, even a 2 p.m. ET college hoops matchup between North Dakota and Southern Illinois.

According to The Action Network’s college basketball public betting data, here’s the side of this Thursday matinee that’s quietly attracting very large wagers.

College Basketball Picks: North Dakota vs. Southern Illinois

Circa Sports in Las Vegas, which has been aggressive about opening the college basketball market this season, initially posted the Salukis as 10-point favorites in this matchup early Wednesday afternoon, a number that has been steadily bet down since.

While Southern Illinois has landed 69% of spread betting tickets, that majority of bets makes up just 22% of the money wagered.

This data suggests that North Dakota has been a popular target for bigger bettors, and the line movement to +8/+7.5, depending on the sportsbook, (click here for the latest college basketball odds) coincides with this data.

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